PRESIDENT’S CORNER, DECEMBER 2016-JANUARY 2017
This will be my last President’s Corner. We have elected a new president, Jesse Duran, for the 2017-2018 board of directors/officers’ position. I send him all my best wishes and offer my services, in any way needed, to him. He has been a board member for the last two years and helped guide this club forward. He is also a gifted and professionally trained metal smith, offering himself, free of charge, to all club members that wish to learn this fine art. He has taught my husband to create three pendants that have been given to family members this past year.
I have greatly enjoyed working and playing alongside the members of this club. To watch it grow and prosper these past 7 years. Since moving the annual rock show to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, under the guidance of John Scott and Manuel Garcia has enabled the club to reach out even more and make a great name for ourselves out in this big world of ours. I see nothing but good things to come in the future.
I will continue to play at the shop as much as possible and do what I can to keep us moving onward and upward. If anyone out there is looking to join a really fantastic rock club I strongly urge you to contact anyone on our contacts page for more detailed information. The new board members that came on this year are eager to continue growing a great and hospitable atmosphere in which to learn and play and work in.
A bunch of members went to Quartzsite shopping for our show. Three truckloads of goodies off loaded Tuesday night at the shop. Plus, we are having geodes and polished stones delivered to us in Chico. So.. we are off to a very good start on this year’s show. We have filled over half of the dealer spaces already and once the shop opens again in February we will be stuffing bags and filling bins with lots of beautiful rock and specimens to share with those that come to the show in September.
We will be opening the shop once again very soon. We have one more big trip to Tuscan Arizona the end of this month and the beginning of February. When everyone returns, we will open the doors for all to play.
Happy rock hounding to all of you and be very safe out there.
Good luck and have fun to the new President, Jesse Duran!
Lori Millard, President, FRLMS Inc.
Updated January 12, 2017